President Donald Trump — who typically spends “that beautiful Christmas season” at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach — made a Yuletide promise and issued a Christmas challenge to Congress today in a speech to the Values Voters Summit in Washington.
“Something I’ve said so much during the last two years, but I’ll say it again as we approach the end of the year. You know, we’re getting near that beautiful Christmas season that people don’t talk about anymore. They don’t use the word ‘Christmas’ because it’s not politically correct. You go to department stores, and they’ll say, ‘Happy New Year’ and they’ll say other things. And it will be red, they’ll have it painted, but they don’t say it.
“Well, guess what? We’re saying ‘Merry Christmas’ again,” Trump said, according to a White House transcript.
“And as a Christmas gift to all of our hardworking families,” the president continued, “we hope Congress will pass massive tax cuts for the American people. That includes increasing the child tax credit and expanding it to eliminate the marriage penalty. Because we know that the American family is the true bedrock of American life. So true. This is such an exciting event because we are really working very hard, and hopefully Congress will come through.”